Basic Eligibility Criteria
The Regulations recently promulgated by the Cannabis Licensing Authority outlines criteria that must be met by applicants.
Under the regulations, individuals, companies and cooperatives can apply as follows:
- Individual (for cultivation) must be ‘ordinarily resident’, i.e. living in Jamaica 3 or more years
- Company must be registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica with ‘substantial’ ownership and control by persons ‘ordinarily resident’
- Cooperatives must have proof of registration or application for registration
In addition, the Regulations clearly outline persons that cannot apply either as individuals or as Directors as companies:
- Persons convicted of offences specified in:
- Schedule 3 of the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, 2014
- Sections 92 and 93 of the Proceeds of Crime Act
- Persons convicted of offences, not included above, under the Dangerous Drugs Act for which 10 years has not passed since the completion on the sentence, and during that time the person has not committed an offence involving violence or dishonesty
- Persons convicted of other offences, not included above, for which 5 years has not passed since the completion on the sentence and during that time the person has not committed an offence involving violence or dishonesty
- Any person convicted of a similar offence overseas
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